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Are Your Course Documents Accessible?
A few key Word Document accessibility points:
All documents must have descriptive titles.
Sans serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica or Verdana work best on screens. Use 12 point or larger
Use HEADINGS to structure and organize your document.
Include ALT TEXT for images, tables, and charts and graphs. Also include captions for charts and graphs.
Keep tables simple and DO NOT use tables for layout.
Do not use tabs or spaces to create columns. Instead, use the PAGE LAYOUT/COLUMNS
feature. Use descriptive hypertext links, DO NOT use hyperlink text like "click here"
Use bulleted and numeric lists for related items.
Include a table of contents for long documents (which Word can generate if you use styles).
Be cautious as to the colors you choose. Provide sufficient color contrast and do not use color to solely convey meaning.
Include closed captions or transcripts for any audio or video elements.
Evlauate your Documents
use this guide to help you evluate the accessibility of your documents.